Join us in gifting toys this Christmas.

Christmas is all about sharing and bringing people together. To help make the magic happen, we’ve brought back our in-store toy banks, in partnership with Neighbourly, where you can make unopened toy and gift donations.

Whether you’re able to give a stocking filler or something bigger, we’ll make sure your gift is donated to children in your area through our store partnerships with charities, foodbanks and community groups. And keep an eye out for our plush friends in stores – we’ll donate all profits from the sale of our Raccoons and Monkeys to our toy donation partners.*

How to donate

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    Step 1 - Find our toy bank box in store

    Go to your nearest Lidl store and locate our Lidl Toy Bank box.

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    Step 2 - Gift a new unopened toy

    Donate a new toy by placing it in to the Toy Bank box. You can donate arts and crafts, games, puzzles, books and toys.

Questions about Lidl's Toy Bank

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When will the toy bank be open / when can I donate? Donations will open on 2 November when stores open and close on 16 December when stores close. During this period, donations can be made at any time during store opening hours.

How do people donate? Customers should place any donations into the toy bank located in each of Lidl's stores.

Where will the toy banks be located in store? The donation point will be located just before the exit of each store, next to food donation points. They will be in every Lidl store nationwide.

What can I donate? Donations must be unwrapped and new in original packaging or unopened. Anything from a small stocking filler or something bigger is welcome, with sought after gifts including toys, games, books, puzzles, and arts and crafts for a range of ages.

Can I buy toys in store to donate? Shoppers are welcome to purchase a present when shopping this Christmas and place it in the toy bank when leaving the store. Customers may also bring in any new and unopened toys to donate.

Where do my donations go? By working with the network of Neighbourly, a giving platform, every Lidl store will be paired with a local charity so that customers’ donations will directly benefit children in their local community. Find out more about the work that Neighbourly does here.

I'm from a charity, how do I get involved? Lidl's Toy Bank charity partners for 2023 have all now been confirmed, but if you would like to benefit from future Neighbourly programmes, please register via this link.

What is Lidl doing to help / is Lidl donating anything? We’ll donate all profits from the sale of our Raccoons and Monkeys to our toy donation partners.*

With the cost of living crisis firmly upon us, Christmas this year will be tougher for everyone, not least those that rely on food banks. Neighbourly, a giving platform, has found that 80% of its network of charities that Lidl support would strongly benefit from toys to support their local communities this Christmas, alongside financial support and food donations. Find out more about the Lidl Toy Bank | Neighbourly.

*Donations will be distributed to local good causes via Lidl's Toy Bank fund, in partnership with the Neighbourly Foundation (registered charity no. 1189514). Lidl will be donating all profits from the sales of our Raccoons and Trumping Monkey toys, on sale from 30.11.23 in all Lidl GB stores.